This year's Reunion will be held at the Sgt's Mess, RAF Waddington on Friday 28th June 2019. At present the limit is 200 attendees. If you wish to attend it is imperative you let me know as soon as possible.
The Reunion will begin at 6pm with a meet and greet in the main foyer. The bar will open at 7pm and go on until 2am (late extension applied for). A varied menu has been put together. The tables in the function room seat 10 and will be well presented and decorated to ensure the room has a pleasing and welcoming feel to it.
The cost of the function is £33 per person. I need everyone who wishes to attend to commit to paying in any of the following ways as soon as possible:
OPTION 1 - Send a cheque for the full amount. Cheques to be made payable to K.R. HUNT
OPTION 2 - BACS transfer, please call or email me for bank details.
OPTION 3 - Cash payable by 'Special Delivery'.
I have had kind offers from members of the QPD Family to make a small donation to this year's fund. The fund will help people in genuine need to attend the Reunion. If you would like help then please contact me. Everything appertaining to who we help will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Marion and myself under the guise of THE RAF DOG HANDLERS' CHARITY PROJECT are official fundraisers for Help for Heroes. There will be a comprehensive sale of some excellent military related items. Full details will be posted as we progress.
There will be a raffle with all proceeds going to our chosen charities.
QPD - KENNELMAID'S BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
This was opened in 2008 by Marion and myself and has been displayed at three Reunions. It is a tribute to our 'Absent Friends' with some wonderful photographs which were kindly given to us by friends and family members. I need your help. If you have a photograph of anyone who has passed then please get in touch with me. The book will be on display at the Reunion and will be housed in a quiet, reflective place for all to see.
I hope the menu listed here will cater for everyone. If you have any specific dietary requirements then please let me know. One attendee has requested 6 Scotch Eggs so we aim to please all tastes.
CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
BEER BRAISED BRATWURST
KNOBLAUCH GARLIC SAUCE
MINI BATTERED HADDOCK
HAND CUT DOUBLE COOKED CHIPS
SWEET & SOUR TANGY CITRUS CHICKEN
VEGETABLE BLACK BEAN STIR FRY
EGG FRIED RICE
SALTED CARAMEL TART
BAKED VANILLA CHEESECAKE
TEA & COFFEE
5 BOTTLES OF WINE PER TABLE OF 10.
There will be an excellent disco throughout the evening with music to suit all tastes.
In the Sgt's Mess during the afternoon (full details to be confirmed) there will be an informative talk by Group Captain (Rtd) David Robertson entitiled 'Command In Combat'. David was Officer Commanding 617 'Dambusters' Squadron from 2000-2003 during 'Operation Telic'. David and myself have worked together for a few years fundraising for charity and I know his talk will be very interesting. Signed books, photographs etc will be on sale with all proceeds to charity and numbers will be limited to 100. Please register your interest with me as soon as possible.
I have negotiated an excellent group rate for attendees who wish to stay at the Ibis Hotel
Room per night 27th & 28th June £56.
Discounted QPD Rate £44.
Breakfast £8.95 pp
Discounted QPD Rate £5 pp
This has to be booked through me and not the Hotel.
OTHER LOCAL HOTELS
Premier Inn - 0871 527 9418
Travel Lodge - 0871 984 6085
PLACES TO VISIT DURING YOUR STAY
The New International Bomber Command Centre
Armed Forces Day, Lincoln 29th June
Newark Air Museum
MY CONTACT DETAILS
TEL: 0116 2740443
If you would like to attend this year's Reunion please support me by getting in touch as soon as possible. You are welcome to bring guests. The dress code is like previous events, collar and tie and smart like all large QPD functions are. I look forward to seeing you all at THE RAF POLICE QPD REUNION 2019. Let's have a great time.